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Attracting foreign talent with S'pore's new One Pass is not a zero-sum game

Manpower Minister Tan See Leng made the stark point that Singapore cannot play a defensive game when it comes to talent. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - The idea of importing talent is not new. Some say it entered the public consciousness in June 1988 when then Minister for Home Affairs S. Jayakumar announced plans to bring in "foreign talents" to supplement the Singaporean workforce.

The term, originally associated with the Eminent Entrepreneurs/Professionals Scheme, granted 81 professionals from Hong Kong permanent resident status.

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